Saturday, May 17, 2008
Keeping Up with the Stater Brothers
We got excited that self-check out was coming to our very own Pomona Stater Bros. Finally they have realized that Pomonans are civilized and worthy. When I asked our friendly checker to confirm, he broke the news that there will be no self-check out coming to town. He explained that due to the high incidence of theft at the store, they will be blocking off one of the two entrance doors, so there will only be one entrance/exit to the store.
We go to the store frequently and have never seen anyone try to steal anything. Conversely, I have watched all manner of people patiently standing in lines that are longer than lines at neighboring Stater Bros. stores.
I asked the checker what people are stealing. He said that they steal things that they don't really need. He elaborated that:
-men steal alcohol and tobacco.
-Children steal toys and candy
-Women steal (drum roll here) make-up.
You heard it here.